The Balmoral

Let's start with Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street, where the Old Town stops and the New Town begins.

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Let's start with Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street, where the Old Town stops and the New Town Begins.

  • You know you're at the Balmoral when you notice the kilted doormen awaits you and guides you into the hotel. The building might overwhelm you with is melancholic architecture but once inside it feels a bit like coming home with some additional luxury.

  • The restaurants at The Balmoral are called is called Hadrian's and Number One. Both are worth a visit but for different reasons. Hadrian's serves Traditional Scottish flavors with a cotemporary twist. Expect the unexpected and you will taken on a culinary journey trough Scotland's cuisine in the 21 century. The Number One is the one to watch when it comes to high culinary expectations. The restaurant maintained its Michelin star for 14 years in a row. Now that's steady top level cooking! Please keep in mind to dress properly to the occasion as it looks so good on you matches the sophisticated interior so well.

  • the Balmoral is a hotel injected with traditions. Think of a classic afternoon tea at the tea lounge called Palm Court. U superb experience when its your first afternoon tea and a national evergreen at the same time. The bar is also a lively hot spot where people from the city, business men and travelers meet up for mouthwatering cocktails. And then there is something unique smokey and cosy called Scotch. What's in the name... is in your glass. Over 400 different types are served.

  • The hotel boasts a great selection of roomtypes that fit any travel purpose. 4 Different roomtypes and 8 different Suites to make your stay like even more comfortable. All vary is sizes and levels of luxury but keep in mind that the standard is sky high at The Balmoral so you will never feel uncomfortable.

  • The award-winning Balmoral Spa is the ultimate urban hideaway where you can relax and forget about your daily routine. The Spa offers 5 treatment rooms, a Relaxation suite, a 15m indoor pool, a Finnish sauna, a Steam room a Fully-equipped gym and weights room and a Group exercise studio. Access to the spa is of course included in your stay.


Check In: 15:00 hours
Check Out: 12:00 hours

What we love

  • The hotel clock dominates the city's skyline and it runs 3 minutes fast to avoid travelers from missing their train.

  • The Balmoral — which means “majestic dwelling” in Gaelic. Originally known as the North British. Acclaimed as one of the great railway hotels, it originally boasted 300 bedrooms and 52 bathrooms. Nowadays a modern fairytale is a classic setting with a downsized number of rooms (168) to create the space and luxury you deserve.

  • The hotel was voted 'Best Scottish Hotel 2015' and offers amenities and programmes specially designed for younger guests.

Local info
18℃ / 65℉

About Edinburgh Old Town

The Old Town of Edinburgh dates back to at least the 7th century and survived many battles throughout the ages leaving you with a rich history and stunning ancient architecture. It is a bit like an open air museum and when you walk the streets of Edinburgh you will notice the beauty of it on every corner.

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